Now, to be honest, I'm not what you would call "Halloweenie". I don't decorate my house. I don't dress up. And I'm not really even a fan of passing out candy. As a matter of fact, if I had my choice, I'd sit in the back of the house with all the lights turned off so nobody would ring my door bell.
I'm not against Halloween by any stretch of the imagination, but for this introvert, it takes a lot of energy to get all dressed up to go out, or to open the door over and over again and be excited about whoever it is standing there shouting "Trick or Treat!"
But, if I could find/create decorations like these, I might just be more willing to take part in the yearly event.
I love the idea of finding classic looking decorations that may also remind me of the scarier books I've read, decorations made from books, or allowing books to go in costume themselves.
For writers and readers, we can't help it - we love books and we love pages. I love the jars above filled with pumpkins and skulls, but part of me would love to shred book pages (or aged, copied book pages) and use that to line the jars rather than moss.
Taking old books with a scary theme - like Poe or even King and create items would be a lot of fun. Depending on how gross you want to get - you could even sprinkle them with "blood".
Not that you'd necessarily want to write scriptures on your books (or I guess you might in order to ward of evil Halloween spirits - lol), but you could cover books in black paper and then rename them scary books or even your own made up titles. For example: The Mystery of the Missing Trick or Treater. 😉
If you love a particular book, why not give it the honor it's due? I love the Wizard of Oz decor above. And it screams "Halloween!"
Next time you're decorating for Halloween, think stories! Bring out all the scary books, or the books with your favorite characters, and line your shelves. It's a sure way to share your love for books AND Halloween.